×
Log in to StudySoup
Get Full Access to Science - Flashcards - Wiess School of Natural Sciences
Join StudySoup for FREE
Get Full Access to Science - Flashcards - Wiess School of Natural Sciences
Flashcards / Science / the nature of science

the nature of science

the nature of science

Description

Term:
Tags: Wiess School of Natural Sciences
Cost: 25
Name: the nature of science
Uploaded: 03/23/2016
10 Pages 4 Views 0 Unlocks
Reviews


Front
Back

Observation

a discrete item of sensory data

Fact

it is not immutable, but rather agreed upon by a large amount of observers

Conceptualization

an abstract statement that relates individual observations and facts to one another

Generalization

a basic explanation summary

Hypothesis

a tentative explanation that includes a "because" clause

Theory

a large number of repeatedly-tested hypotheses that are always supported

Paradigm

a large collection of theories that are nearly impossible to change or disprove

Scientific Method

a method that is commonly used to observe science Steps: 1. Make observations 2. Ask questions 3. Frame hypothesis 4. Make prediction 5. Perform tests 6. Form conclusions

Control Group

a group of subjects that remains normal or unchanged to serve as a means of comparison in an experiement

Experimental Group

a group of subjects that is changed in order to observe the affects in an experiment